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Neuer Atlas.uber die Gantze Welt.

HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1663-1724).

Published by Nuremberg: Homann, 1714., 1714
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Folio (20 4/8 x 13 inches). Letterpress title-page printed in red and black, decorated with an engraved vignette map of the world on a north polar projection (lightly soiled). Additional engraved allegorical frontispiece, 10 double-page engraved plates, a table showing distances, four city plans and views (Salzburg, Vienna, Nuremberg and Bremen), and 95 double-page engraved maps, all mounted on guards, and with later hand-colouring (some offsetting and light soiling, last map "Regnt Mexicani." with small hole near the mouth of the Mississippi and soiled). Modern brown morocco backed maroon cloth (extremities scuffed). Provenance: Late 18th-century German manuscript titles to each map on verso. Homann published his first atlas in 1707, this 1714 issue of the Atlas Novus is one of the earlier productions of the Homann family. The plates which precede the maps include: "Sphaerum Artificialium." of an armillary sphere and two globes, Homann's "Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr", "Systema Solar.", "Ephemerides Motuum Coelstium Geometricae", "Phaenomena Motuum Irregularium", "Systema Mundi Tychonicum", "Motus Planetarum Superiorum", "Motus in Coelo Spirales", "Tabula Selenographica Lunarium Macularum." (double-hemisphere map of the surface of the moon), "Planisphaerium Coeleste" (double-hemisphere celestial map). Maps which related to America include the World map "Planiglobi Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti", "Americae" showing California as an island, and "Regnt Mexicani seu Novae Hispanicae, Floridae, Nova Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae et Pensylvaniae.". The northern coastline of Australia and Carpentaria are visible on the map of Asia. Homann is arguably the most important figure in German cartographical history. This atlas, is a testament to the creativity and cartographical skill that earned Homann such prestige within European map-making circles. Homann's prolific map and atlas production made an invaluable contribution to German regional cartography and had a profound impact on European map publishing in the eighteenth century. Founded in the year 1702, Hommann's printing house became so successful that it was credited with the revival of the German printing industry, after what had been a long period of domination by the Dutch. Homann became a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1707, and shortly after publishing this edition of the atlas, Homann in 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. By the time of his death in the year 1724, Homann had published more than 200 maps for his atlases. Under the direction of his son and son-in-law the firm would thrive well into the next century. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib113

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Title: Neuer Atlas.uber die Gantze Welt.

Publisher: Nuremberg: Homann, 1714.

Publication Date: 1714

Binding: Hardcover

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